passwd: Critical error - immediate abort

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valdis
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passwd: Critical error - immediate abort

Post by valdis » 2008/03/21 10:18:38

When I want to change my password I always see this message
passwd: Critical error - immediate abort

How I can fix this? Thanks.

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Re: passwd: Critical error - immediate abort

Post by michaelnel » 2008/03/21 17:35:36

Can you show us the permissions and ownership of /etc/passwd, etc/group, and /etc/shadow?

valdis
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Re: passwd: Critical error - immediate abort

Post by valdis » 2008/03/31 20:11:41

Its likes good
I think problem is in my pamd or cracklib but I can't find it
Maybe unistalling cracklib fix this bug but it's not a good idea

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10771 Mar 31 02:56 passwd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10726 Mar 21 04:55 passwd-
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9972 Feb 8 2007 passwd.fixhome
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10669 Mar 6 01:41 passwd.OLD
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12309 Mar 6 23:03 passwd,v

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2920 Mar 31 02:56 group
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2903 Mar 21 04:50 group-

-rw------- 1 root root 2068 Mar 31 02:56 gshadow
-rw------- 1 root root 2057 Mar 21 04:51 gshadow-
-rw------- 1 root root 9454 Mar 31 02:56 shadow
-rw------- 1 root root 9425 Mar 21 04:55 shadow-
-rw------- 1 root root 30173 Mar 7 22:59 shadow,v
-rw------- 1 root root 6 Mar 14 07:26 shadow,v.lock

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passwd: Critical error - immediate abort

Post by gerald_clark » 2008/03/31 20:17:08

Looks like you have a checkin ( ci ) hung on the shadow file.
Did you mistype 'vi' ?

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Re: passwd: Critical error - immediate abort

Post by michaelnel » 2008/03/31 22:04:30

[quote]
gerald_clark wrote:
Looks like you have a checkin ( ci ) hung on the shadow file.
Did you mistype 'vi' ?[/quote]

Awesome! That would be an easy typo to make and would have this result.

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Re: passwd: Critical error - immediate abort

Post by gerald_clark » 2008/04/01 13:51:13

You wouldn't believe how many times I have made that typo!

valdis
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Re: passwd: Critical error - immediate abort

Post by valdis » 2008/04/03 09:16:37

Thats ok but How can I fix this typo or How can I find it.

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Re: passwd: Critical error - immediate abort

Post by gerald_clark » 2008/04/03 13:39:08

1. Find the virtual terminal the ci is running in and abort the ci.
2. Find the ci process and kill it
or
3. Re-boot.

valdis
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Re: passwd: Critical error - immediate abort

Post by valdis » 2008/04/03 18:43:04

There are no ci process in my process list

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Re: passwd: Critical error - immediate abort

Post by gerald_clark » 2008/04/03 18:54:56

Your current passwd and shadow files are newer than the check-ins so I
don't think that is the problem after all.

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